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{\rtf1\ansi {\colortbl;\red0\green0\blue0;\red0\green0\blue255;\red0\green255\blue255;\red0\green255\blue0;\red255\green0\blue255;\red255\green0\blue0;\red255\green255\blue0;\red255\green255\blue255;}{\fonttbl{\f0\froman\cpg0\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}{\f1\froman\cpg1252\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}{\f2\froman\cpg1251\fcharset204 Times New Roman;}{\f3\froman\cpg1250\fcharset238 Times New Roman;}{\f4\froman\cpg1257\fcharset186 Times New Roman;}{\f5\froman\cpg1254\fcharset162 Times New Roman;}{\f6\froman\cpg1253\fcharset161 Times New Roman;}{\f7\froman\cpg1255\fcharset177 Times New Roman;}}{\stylesheet {\sbasedon222\f1\fs20 Normal;}}\paperw12240\paperh15840\margl4685\margr1882\margt1440\margb720 \sectd \sbknone\pgwsxn12240\pghsxn15840\marglsxn4685\margrsxn1882\margtsxn1440\margbsxn720\cols1\colsx60 \pard \plain \cbpat8\qc\li18\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw-3\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs22 THE VAKATAKAS}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li0\fi0\ri32\sb227\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw4\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 that they were Brahmans, but the evidence on this point \expndtw2 is hardly conclusive., for the term "dvija" applied to the \expndtw4 founder of the line in an inscription at Ajanta\super 1\nosupersub  may as \expndtw6 well mean that he was a Ksatriya.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li7\fi0\ri0\sb202\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex83\expndtw5\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 ~Promment rulers of the dynasty}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li11\fi479\ri22\sb173\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw3\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 The first king of the house, which appears to have established its power about the last quarter of the third \expndtw6 century A.D., was Vinclhyasakti. His son, Pravarasena \expndtw4 I (Ptavira of the \i Puranas\\ \i0 was a considerable figure, as \expndtw11 his assumption of the title \i Samrat \i0 clearly indicates. \expndtw9 He performed four \i Asvamedhas \i0 and other sacrifices \expndtw-2 like the \i Vajapeya \i0 and \i Rrihaspati-sava. \i0 His son, Gautami-\expndtw5 putra, married the daughter of the Bharasiva king, \expndtw13 Bhavanaga, but he did riot ascend the throne. The \expndtw5 next ruler was Pravarasena Ps grandson, Rudrasena I, who has been identified with Rudradeva mentioned in \expndtw2 the Allahabad pillar inscription as having suifered defeat \expndtw4 at the hands of Samudragupta. Henceforth the Guptas \expndtw0 became masters of Central India, and the Vakataka centre \expndtw3 of gravity shifted to the Dekkan. Rudrasena Fs son and \expndtw4 successor, Prithviscna I, subjugated Kuntala (Northern \expndtw7 Kanarese districts). The latter's son, Rudrasena II, \expndtw8 signalised his reign by marrying Prabhavatigupta, \expndtw5 daughter of Canclragupta II by Kuberanaga. Thus, the \expndtw7 two families became allied together\loch\af0\hich\af0\dbch\f1\cchs0 \'97\hich\af0\dbch\af1\loch\f0\cchs0 a factor which \expndtw3 must have materially helped the Gupta monarch in his \expndtw7 designs against the Sakas of Western India. This \expndtw2 matrimonial alliance is one of the fixed points in the \expndtw4 Vakataka chronology. After the death of her husband, \expndtw5 Prabhavati ruled on behalf of her minor son. Then fol-}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li22\fi396\ri0\sb238\sa0\sl-202\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\super\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw7\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs20 1\nosupersub  Several Vakataka inscriptions have been found at Ajanta \expndtw6 and they help us much in settling the dates of certain caves. See \expndtw3 also V.A. Smith, \i J.R.A.S., \i0 1914, pp. 317-38, on the Vakatakas of \expndtw6 Berai'; Govinda Pai, "Genealogy and Chronology of the Vaka\-\expndtw8 takas.," \i Jour. Ind. Hisf.\sub 3\nosupersub  \i0 XIV^jj), pp. 1-26, 165-204.}\par }